The Difference a Day Makes

Wednesday was a horrible, no good, very bad day for me.  Just one of those days that is a disaster from the get-go – oh nothing serious, mind you, but a day filled with irks and irritations galore.  And although I’ve made some good progress with my emotional eating, on this day I threw all my knowledge out the window and dove headfirst into a binge. I totaled up my calories for the day and came in around 2200, which is not horrible and it’s much less than I had anticipated, but as I sat in the recliner rubbing my bloated belly like Homer Simpson, I felt defeated. It was definitely a low point.

However!!

On Thursday, I rocked it like a hurricane. I kicked Wednesday in the teeth by re-reading all my BED materials and making a plan to eat healthy all day long. I ate oatmeal and salad and apples and chicken during the day and a small portion of spaghetti before Zumba class last night (anyone else carbo-load before Zumba?). I totaled up my calories* and came in around 1100 calories for the day. Not once all day did I feel hungry or deprived. I felt great last night and my Zumba-high lasted until about a half hour before bedtime.

Now normally after a day like Wednesday (anyone else mentally say “Wed-nes-day” when they are typing out that word?) it would take me several days to get my act together, but I was determined NOT to let one bad day turn into a bad week and a half. Although I have a little muscle soreness from the groove-fest that is Zumba, I feel really great this morning, mentally and physically. So lesson learned here is, just because you have a bad day doesn’t mean you don’t have a good day in you somewhere. Oh it’s there, you just gotta dig it out.

OH!!! Oh! Oh! Oh!!!!!   I almost forgot…I finally broke through to 184.4 this morning and I’ve lost several inches all over! I’ve been bouncing around between 185-188 for so long that I was starting to think my scale was broken. And while my weight loss isn’t huge, my inches lost are getting pretty impressive, so I know things are happening with my body even if the scale is a little late to the party.  *insert happy dance here*

AND! And! And! And! I felt actual muscle in my thigh last night!! After I got home from Zumba, I for some reason rubbed my leg and was shocked that it was somewhat firm. I made Shawn touch it and of course he just looked at me like I was crazy, but I was excited. I guess all that running is actually doing something!  *let’s all happy dance again, shall we?*

Have a great Memorial Weekend and don’t forget to remember all those brave veterans who fought so hard so we can happy dance in a free country.  🙂

*I don’t typically count my calories, but I was curious. I don’t plan on doing it all the time because it typically brings out the crazy in me. But it’s okay if it’s in the name of science. 

  One thought on “The Difference a Day Makes

  1. May 25, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Yay for turning it around! I also mentally say wed-nes-day when I’m typing it, because hello, there’s a freaking D hiding out in it! Who thought that up, anyway? Some sadistic third grade teacher, I’m sure of it (I’ll get those kiddies! HA!)

    I have Zumba for my Wii, but I also have a propensity of falling over. I’ve crashed into the wall more than once. *sigh*

  2. May 25, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I had to laugh at the “Wed-nes-day” thing. I do that, too! Congratulations on getting your diet back on track so fast after the bad day and on breaking through to a lower weight. I’m just getting started. Reading your blog is helping me start doing what I need to do.

  3. May 25, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Nice work, stopping one bad day from becoming several! That is impressive. 🙂

  4. cookie
    May 26, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Well, that has worked out quite well. Good turnaround of a bad day.

  5. May 26, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Wenzday, isn’t it? Yes, I do the same thing. Skye, 6, had that on a spelling test I helped him prepare for and I broke it down for him: wed nes day. I get that look from him, and I say, “I know, I know…”

    Love your “oh, oh, oh,” and “and, and, and.”

    Bad days make the good days so much better. 🙂

  6. May 26, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Oh, and how about Feb-RU-ary? Sheesh. My poor French husband still trips over that one and January.

  7. May 29, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    This is just one day in a row … And that day has passed, and this is most important. I liked your article.

  8. Miz
    May 30, 2012 at 5:20 am

    checking back.
    how you be??

  9. Ryan
    May 30, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Great post! I agree with the point you made about being excited of the inches you’re losing! One thing I’ve found to be extremely helpful and useful as a supplement to my current diet/exercise plan is Fullbar (www.fullbar.com). Their gummies and bars help curve my hunger, help me with portion control and keep me from consuming more calories than I really need.

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